Camarines Sur: Pasacao Beach

Located in the municipality of Pasacao in the province of Camarines Sur, Pasacao Beach is known for its long stretch of brownish sand and its crystal clear waters. 


Pasacao Beach is rich not only in beauty but also in history. Little do people know that the beach played an important role during the Spanish colonial period. It serves as a Spanish port that serves both as a defense port against the Moro pirates and also as a trade port for the Galleon Trade. 
Perfect day to swim!
It didn't end there. The beaches of Pasacao were silent witnesses to the different eras in the history of the country. From the Spanish Galleon Trade, to the American occupation, World War 2, until the Post-Colonial era of the Philippines. Today, the port of Pasacao is still very much active. However, the tourism industry is still in its infancy. It's so rarely promoted that even my dad who lives in the region is unsure if there's something worth seeing there. That is until the beach was featured in a tourism segment of a popular news show.
Go ahead and choose one.
Before we visited Pasacao Beach, my father tasked me to research about the road conditions. He wanted to know if the road to the beaches are already developed. However, due to my love for adventure (and the unknown) I lied about researching it. I just said yes it is passable but deep in my heart I didn't have a clue. In defense of myself, there was actually no way that I could confirm if the roads are OK because no one even blogged about it. Lucky for me, the roads to Pasacao Beach are well paved minus some unfixed road bumps.
The family +1 at Pasacao Beach
When we reached the beach area, we actually had a hard time finding a resort or anything of that sort. There were plenty of rental huts but we were looking for something developed. I asked some locals and they told me of one resort but it was far off the road. So we settled on the first one that we'd see. We found a nameless resort and rented on hut anyway. To my amazement the whole beach was actually lined up with same resorts. I was also amazed to see that 99% of the bathers are actually locals. 
Another cameo for me...
In my point of view, the local government of Pasacao should be more aggressive in promoting their attractions. For me, it would be unfair if they keep the beauty of Pasacao for themselves (hehe).
You'll pass by this arch before reaching the beach.
Getting there:

From Manila, ride a bus going to Naga City. Inform the conductor to drop you off at the Pasacao intersection. From there ride a jeepney that will bring you to Pasacao Port.

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